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The orchestra’s membership includes music majors and non-music majors.


Sign up for a five-minute audition; sign-up grids will be available online starting August 1, 2016.  All string players on campus are welcomed and invited to audition, including non-music majors. Please prepare two brief selections of contrasting styles (fast and slow). These selections can be all or part of a larger work, e.g., an etude, concerto movement, a sonata movement, or any excerpt from a lesson book. Auditions are held during the first week of Fall and Spring semesters.

Woodwind, Brass, and percussion-section personnel are usually drawn from the University Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band; however, final decisions are made on a case by case basis.  Please see these ensemble’s audition requirements or contact Mr. Felder directly.

August 29, 2016 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
August 30, 2016 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
August 31, 2016 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Course registration:

To register for the course you will need a permission number from the instructor (Mr. Felder).  Permission numbers will be assigned after auditions are completed. The course can be added and registration completed at that time.

Weekly Rehearsals:

Monday – 7 to 9:30pm in von der Mehden
Wednesday – 7 to 9:30pm in von der Mehden

Thank you for your interest in the UConn Symphony Orchestra,

Harvey Felder